Thursday, May 06, 2010

Week 1 in the cake zone: Apple cake

This went down a treat, especially with one Missy Slam Dunks.

200g butter
200g golden caster sugar
3 eggs
200g self-raising flour plus a little baking powder, sifted
3 tsps cinnamon
two bramley apples, peeled and cut into small chunks/grated, squeezed to remove excess juice
handful sultanas
lemon juice to taste
demerara sugar to sprinkle on top

Cream the butter and sugar, add eggs one at a time. Mix in the flour, followed by the other ingredients. Pour into cake tin and sprinkle with demerara sugar, bake at 180 celcius for about 40 mins (he's a bit hazy on the details).

Look: **1/2 Looked like an ordinary cake.
Taste: **** Excellent, lovely apple flavour with subtle spicing, not too sweet or overpowering.
Texture: ***** Sumblime. Soft and not too moist, contrasting with a delicious sugar crust on top.


Dave L said...

Week 1?!!! What about all the other delicious cakes that went before? And do I get a credit?

Dunka said...

oooh yeah! that's my saturday planned. zing!

thanks dave (and kelly boom bastic!)

melbourne dreaming said...

This was week 1 in the cake zone! It's retrospective :) and I did mention all your previous efforts in this post:

Dave L said...

Well OK then.

Just a couple of things to add:

It's more chunks than grated apple maybe 2/3 to 1/3 ratio and I only squeezed the grated bits.

I baked it for about an hour at 150oC(ish) but that is in a fan oven.

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